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The Madness of Lord Westfall ❰KINDLE❯ ❅ The Madness of Lord Westfall Author Mia Marlowe – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad Everyone knows it He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices When the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall is mad of Lord PDF/EPUB ´ Everyone knows it He fell from a tree when he was a boy and woke to hear strange voices When The Madness PDF or the voices grow stronger as he grows older, his family commits him to Bedlam But what he hears are the thoughts of those around him a gift Madness of Lord MOBI ï to be used in service to the Order of the MUSE Until he falls again this time for a totally unsuitable womanLady Nora Claremont hides her heartbreak behind the facade of a carefree courtesan Viscount Westfall is the most confusing man she s ever met He seems to know exactly what she wantsand what she s thinkingWhich is a dangerous thing, because what Nora wants is PierceAnd what she s thinking could expose her as a traitor to the crown.


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  1. Carmen Carmen says:

    More than anything he wanted to fix this for her That was what it meant to be a man, wasn t it He was supposed to solve problems and make the world a good place, a safe place for those he loved.Okay, let s talk about this book.First of all, it s a marked improvement on its predecessor, The Curse of Lord Stanstead, which I gave one star As everyone on Goodreads knows, I You re obsessed with kissing.No, well, I mean, YES, that s true, kissing is life, but what I was going to say is that I m alw More than anything he wanted to fix this for her That was what it meant to be a man, wasn t it He was supposed to solve problems and make the world a good place, a safe place for those he loved.Okay, let s talk about this book.First of all, it s a marked improvement on its predecessor, The Curse of Lord Stanstead, which I gave one star As everyone on Goodreads knows, I You re obsessed with kissing.No, well, I mean, YES, that s true, kissing is life, but what I was going to say is that I m always on board with giving authors second chances I read a book, it s horrible I give it one star, I rip it to shreds I pick up another book by the same author People call me nuts But actually a lot of times the author improves and everything is fine This book is MUCH better than The Curse of Lord Stanstead, not only the sex but the general plot, IMO.Pierce Lord Westfall is plagued with a horrid gift curse of being able to hear the thoughts of others These roll over him in a constant din of noise and emotion He hates it And it caused him to be committed to the hell of Bedlam Bethlam Royal Hospital He was plucked out of this horror by Camden, aka Professor X, and joined the forces of M.U.S.E., a sort of secret British mutant spy society Or something ANYWAY.He and Stanstead go to a party where they meet this utter weirdo named Nora Actually, her name is Honora but everyone calls her La Nora for no apparent reason and it annoyed me a lot and also made no fucking sense.You re getting off track, Carmen.Long story short she s not a weirdo, even though she seems that way at first glance because she approaches him and says stuff likeI m no clergyman Pity They often make the best lovers all that guilt and angst seething beneath the surface desperately seeking release, she said, her tone sultryandHave you never heard the saying, Repressed sex is the best sex But then the book is like, She s a courtesan, and I m like OH, she s a PROSTITUTE, okay, no wonder she was acting so strange, never mind, carry on Let s talk about some main aspects of the book.ONE Marlowe is a shitty paranormal author She seems based on reading both this book and The Curse of Lord Stanstead to just do whatever she wants, make up rules left and right and on the spot, and logic and reason be damned It s horrible If she needs something to happen in her plot, she ll just make up some nonsensical bizarre reason for this to happen It s highly annoying and unskilled.Here s an example Westfall hears everyone s thoughts, right He reads people s minds all day and night because he is just inundated with an onslaught of feelings and emotions But when he meets Nora at the ball, he can t read her mind because He d only encountered that level of resistance when he tried to peer into the minds of those who regularly trod the boards on Drury Lane Because actors so embraced their roles, so became the characters they portrayed, nothing of their own lives, their own thoughts, broke through It was deceit at the most elemental level, and Westfall recoiled from it in abhorrence.That is the STUPIDEST thing I ve heard since I ve read the last Marlowe book WTF If you are an actor, even if you are a method actor, you re still yourself Even if I WAS going to buy this cockamamie theory, it s bullshit because Nora isn t pretending to be anyone other than herself Pretending to be interested in men she really doesn t want but has to flirt and charm because she needs to earn money Yes, but I d hardly put that on the level of deceit he s talking about here Also, it turns out her patron view spoiler is gay and she is a beard So she s not even having to pretend to her patron that she wants to sex him, because he only wants to sex men hide spoiler So this is stupid on many levels.Of course, Marlowe throws this little made up ploy in the trash as soon as it benefits her plotto have Westfall able to read Nora s mind perfectly Extra level of stupid.Also, he s a freakin PSYCHIC and he can t tell for about half the book that view spoiler she s a beard for Albemarle and not actually having sex with him hide spoiler Fucking worthless psychic, if you ask me It s because Marlowe wanted him to be jealous of her lover but, seriously, this doesn t work I mean, it makes NO FUCKING SENSE.Then, view spoiler Meg can t find Westfall with her psychic mind powers in Bedlam because they admitted him using his mother s maiden name THAT IS SO DUMB You don t stop being the person that you are the name that you ve been called for DECADES, because some sadist writes a different name down on a sheet of paper hide spoiler I don t even have words for how stupid this is.Lastly on the dumb ass paranormal front, view spoiler Marlowe uses the old, old, old trope of a bump on the head gave him superpowers, an accidental bump on the head magically removes them hide spoiler UGH Stuff like this makes me want to throw my Kindle across the room.So brace yourself for a whole onslaught of stupid in re paranormal stuff, okay TWO While decent, the romance sex isn t anything to get too excited about.This book has the potential to be SO HOT So hot I mean, come on She s a prostitute and he s a virgin the mythical kind of virgin who s never even been kissed even though he s about 32 AND he s psychic A female prostitute and a psychic virgin This has the potential to be one of the greatest books ever written.Alas, Marlowe just can t pull it off She can t write erotic sex, for one thing She ran a hand down his flat belly and cupped his genitals.Come on, come on You re not even TRYING any at this point, Marlowe I mean, most of it is not bad It s not turning me on, but it s sweet and much better than the sex of the previous novel She was wet and welcoming, and holding her was like holding a piece of her soul, all trembling and naked When his fingers moved, she grasped the lapels of his jacket as if she were drowning, and he was all that would keep her afloat.There were nowords, nothoughts forming in her mind for him Nothing he could make sense of in any case Instead, a burst of sensations shivered through him.Harder Ah, just there That s it The sensations gathered themselves into a fist and punched his heart His knees nearly buckled Whether they were her sensations or his, he wasn t sure.Maybe it didn t matter And this He didn t want to rush He wanted to savor Each moment would be etched on his psyche forever This was the first time he was going to bed a woman, and he wanted everything to be perfect for him and for her Lovemaking was a journey The last thing he wanted to do was miss something wonderful along the way because he was in too much of a hurry to reach the final destination.And some mildly funny stuff, like this Pierce ached to take her right there on the cool stone floor of the hothouse, but he held himself back It was bad enough to be labeled mad If he was also discovered to be a rutting beast, they d lock him up and never let him run free again, no matter how much the duke vouched for him.Cute and romantic, no Likable, but this isn t really too sexy Which is a shame, given the electrifying premise.Which brings me to the madman questionIf we stay here, one or both of us is going to get a rug burn, he said with maddening practicality.Then, with seeming effortlessness, he rose to his feet, careful to support her bum so his cock remained firmly inside her She wrapped her legs around his waist and hooked her ankles at the small of his back He was every bit as strong as he looked Which one is your bedchamber he asked as if he were asking for directions to the nearest market Oneflight up End of the hall I d rather face the garden than the street You ll only be facing me for a while, he said with a grin.It was so unusual for him to smile, the whiteness of his teeth caught her by surprise You should do thatoften If one smiles without something to smile about, one is generally considered a bit nipped in the noggin He shrugged as he climbed the remaining stairs with her still clinging to him Of course, in my case, it would only confirm the general consensus I don t think you re really mad He smiled again, this time wryly It s generally accepted that Westfall is mad Since Nora has no idea of his abilities, and she knows the rumors, and he certainly does act odd, she actually does think she s risking having sex with a madman Rather than be scared of this, she surprisingly finds it a turn onIf you continue as you ve begun, I ll never believe this is your first time This is your first time as well She cocked her head Your first time with a madman She attempted to lighten the moment with a little laugh I do not think you mad Yes, you do, he said without rancor, and what s , you like the idea OKAY, we could go somewhere with this How much is Marlowe going to play this up How far is she going to go with this Because this, too, could be very interesting sexuallyYou think because I am mad, I m dangerous And I am, he admitted But I will not harm you Not for worlds The closest we get is a tiny, tiny, little scrap like this His clumsy fingers snarled the laces in her stays so badly, he had to resort to his boot knife to cut them.Her eyes widened at the sight of the blade I meant what I said I ll never harm you, Honora, he promised However, your laces are in imminent danger Which actually goes nowhere and Marlowe sits there and does nothing to accelerate the exciting possibilities of this storylineYou think I m a monster No, I don t Then because she could be truthful, too, she added, Maybe a little To her surprise, that made him chuckle That makes two of us As in the first book, she does write some good kissing, though She seems to understand the true importance of kissing in life In some ways, a kiss is farintimate than the ultimate act of love It is a shared breath We inhabit each other s bodies Taking another s essence in with each breath, letting your own go with each exhale It means trusting someone enough to allow them to carry a bit of you inside them It is a joining of souls Why does it not break our hearts to take such chances She takes the time to write some good, fairly detailed although not fully glorious descriptions of kissing I was happy with that, since I did enjoy the very first kiss between Stanstead and Cassie in Book One She doesn t skimp here, also adding some choice kissing.Extra points for this.Another REALLY interesting aspect and one I think could have been explored further and withintense feeling is the idea Nora has that she is less valuable and undesirable because she is a prostitute Yet the real objection is not one I voiced to him You see, with my first love, my heart was boundless I gave freely out of a well which I thought would never run dry Now I m a desert It s not that I don t have feelings for Pierce I assuredly do But my heart is so shriveled, so desiccated, I can t offer it to him.He deserves so much .It s touching and sad to me when women devalue themselves just because of x, whether x is the fact that they ve sold their bodies, or that they are fat, or that they are scarred or maimed in some way, or because of whatever It has the potential to really stir up your feelings and tug on your heartstringsMy heart is not a whole one, Pierce Bits of it are missing, probably some rather important bits, and what s left is bruised and battered I love when I m not worth anything is also coupled with a healthy dose of I don t trust men, and we get hints of that here but she still couldn t reciprocate She didn t dare If there was one constant in the universe, it was that men were inconstant Love was a risky business It was hurt It was loss And even if a lover was the exception that proved the rule and was faithful all his days, like her Lewis had been, love still ended in the ultimate betrayal the abandonment of death.That s heavy shit However, instead of pursuing this plot, wrenching our hearts out through our chests, and emotionally manipulating us to the nth degree, Marlowe just lets it lie there I was very disappointed I love romance novels that yank my still beating heart out through my chest as long as there s a happy ending However, it seems that Marlowe doesn t know how to write neither intense feelings nor hot sex.Much to my dismay.Tl dr The book is pretty decent As far as a romance novel goes, it is perfectly fine IMO Nothing to knock your socks off, but a nice love story.However, Marlowe s idea of what a paranormal book involves is pathetic I really there s no words, it s just intensely stupid The only thing I was mildly happy about was the fact that Marlowe acknowledges that thoughts are neither linear nor readable He d promised himself he d go slow, but those urgent little sounds she made as he kissed her went straight to his groin No one would call them words Even when he opened his mind to her, nothing he recognized as a fully formed thought materialized It was farprimal,basic than thought.This is often a main sticking point for me in psychic novels However, like everything else, this only seems true during sex and she throws it over any time it s not convenient And obviously, it would be like that even out of bed.I am also grateful that Marlowe didn t pull the she s a prostitute Ha, ha, only not, she s never actually exchanged money for sex, I was only kidding ploy that s so popular in romance novels Even though Nora has only slept with a handful of clients, she most definitely was selling her body for money, once even at auction, and Marlowe wasn t trying to pull the virginal prostitute ploy.SO read at your own risk The romance book angle deserves a three, but the shitty paranormal ideas bring this down to two stars


  2. Lover of Romance Lover of Romance says:

    This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Welcome to the Book Tour for The Madness of Lord Westfall by Mia Marlowe This is a talented writer and she always delivers a unique style of romance I love the way she writes, its different from any other historical writer She has a fresh and rich voice that is evident through the pages So excited for this new series full of adventure, intrigue and depth of emotion In this story, we have Viscount Westfall who hears the thoughts of This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Welcome to the Book Tour for The Madness of Lord Westfall by Mia Marlowe This is a talented writer and she always delivers a unique style of romance I love the way she writes, its different from any other historical writer She has a fresh and rich voice that is evident through the pages So excited for this new series full of adventure, intrigue and depth of emotion In this story, we have Viscount Westfall who hears the thoughts of others He was sent by his uncle into a mad house and his time there still haunts Pierce But then he was rescued by a friend and leader of the order of the M.U.S.E His mentor is training him to handle his gift and to block if he needs to Then at a ball, he meets Lady Nora Claremont, a carefree courtesan he feels sparks with Pierce and Nora share passion with each other, but Nora is mixed up with business that could lead to her being a traitor Only Pierce will be able to find a way to protect the woman he loves and exposing the real traitor.This was quite interesting to read, and unfortunately I didn t enjoy it as much as I would have liked I was super tired while reading this one, so I believe that was the biggest reason or I might have had a muchfun time with this book The plot was just fascinating, and even though I was a bit confused about the order of the M.U.S.E and what is exactly was for a while I do believe I want to read the first book and hopefully it will help makesense before I read the next book.What I really liked about this book was seeing the mix of psychic and historical elements come into play This isn t your average regency romance Mia Marlowe has created such a unique series that has a feel to it that is set apart from anything else she has ever written What we have is a order of the M.U.S.E., agents that all have psychic abilities and aid in the crown We see some fun characters and I was really intrigued by a few that were closely tied to this couple It was interesting seeing the plot development, and there was such depth to this story I really wasn t expecting so much from this book This book had spicy passion, delicious adventure, intrigue and load of secrets to be unraveled Mysterious and engaging, this story is packed with enough to satisfy and add some tasty delights to your appetite I can t wait to readfrom this series


  3. Samantha Samantha says:

    4.5 unexpectedly delightful stars I love when you can t help but really like a book that you weren t expecting tothan just kind of like This novel twists historical romance with paranormal phenomena which made for an interesting and eventful read Pierce is no ordinary citizen and his gift led him to be locked away at Bedlam I really liked Pierce because he was such a good human even after going through literal hell Pierce is perceptive, quiet, and interesting He treats others with re 4.5 unexpectedly delightful stars I love when you can t help but really like a book that you weren t expecting tothan just kind of like This novel twists historical romance with paranormal phenomena which made for an interesting and eventful read Pierce is no ordinary citizen and his gift led him to be locked away at Bedlam I really liked Pierce because he was such a good human even after going through literal hell Pierce is perceptive, quiet, and interesting He treats others with respect and would rather a woman have brains rather than just beauty When meets Nora he s completely enthralled While Nora is the daughter of an earl, she s forced to be a mistress in order to live and support herself The arrangement isn t as horrible as one might think but it does leave physical needs unmet When Nora meets Pierce she can t help but feel attracted to him The fact that these two fall in love in a time when both need it is sweet Pierce needs someone like Nora who accepts him and all his faults and gifts Nora needs someone who will love her no matter the circumstances This story is a merry adventure in a historical setting and quite a good read


  4. Heather Heather says:

    This story captivated me from the very beginning Lord Westfall, fell out of a tree when he was a born and injured his head When he awoke he could hear other people s thoughts His Uncle had him committed to Bedlam after his parents died but the Duke of Camden had him freed and made him a part of The Order Of the M.U.S.E A secret group of people with special gifts that can help Westfall learn to control his gift and use it for good Lady Honora Nora is the second daughter of an Earl who di This story captivated me from the very beginning Lord Westfall, fell out of a tree when he was a born and injured his head When he awoke he could hear other people s thoughts His Uncle had him committed to Bedlam after his parents died but the Duke of Camden had him freed and made him a part of The Order Of the M.U.S.E A secret group of people with special gifts that can help Westfall learn to control his gift and use it for good Lady Honora Nora is the second daughter of an Earl who disowned by her family because she wouldn t marry the man they wanted her to and instead married the man she loved When her husband died she is left alone and poor She does the only thing she can and becomes a courtesan Her current protector is Lord Albemarle.Westfall is sent out on a mission to find the person who could potential harm the Prince Regent when he comes across Nora He is attracted to her in a way that he never thought possible He also finds out she has information of the person he is looking for To stop the plot against the Prince, Westfall and the team work to get close to Albemarle and Nora During this time, Westfall learns Nora secrets and set out on a mission of his own to free her protector from blackmail and in turn free her for himself Will he be able to succeed or will he fail and end up back in the asylum Will Nora be able to accept Westfall with his gift or will she too think he is a madman Is there a happily ever after for Westfall or is he destined to spend his life alone with only the voices in his head The secondary characters are just as intestine as Westfall and Nora The Duke of Camden has his secrets that he needs answer to Meg is a sweet young woman with the gift to Find, who just want to be loved and do her best to please the Duke Vesta is another courtesan who is a fire mage and she is a feisty loveable older woman with needs that need to be filled Lord Stanstead has the ability to Send thoughts to other people and make them believe that they are their own He s funny and determined to draw Westfall out of his seclusion.The story is full of intrigue, mystery, blackmail, special gifts history and romace Mia Marlowe does an excellent job in writing Westfall and all he s been through She writes so the reader can feel his and Nora s pain and it really draws you in I definitely recommend this either as a stand alone or as the second book in the series It s an excellent historical romance


  5. Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks says:

    After his family has him committed to a mental institution for his hearing voices, hence deemed mad , Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall has been placed into the custody of the Duke of Camden Edward St James, the Duke of Camden is the founder of the Order of the M.U.S.E an organization which protects and mentors people with extraordinary gifts, and Pierce Langdon is definitely extraordinary with his ability to hear the thoughts of those around him The duke is attempting to teach Pierce to fi After his family has him committed to a mental institution for his hearing voices, hence deemed mad , Pierce Langdon, Viscount Westfall has been placed into the custody of the Duke of Camden Edward St James, the Duke of Camden is the founder of the Order of the M.U.S.E an organization which protects and mentors people with extraordinary gifts, and Pierce Langdon is definitely extraordinary with his ability to hear the thoughts of those around him The duke is attempting to teach Pierce to filter those thoughts so he will be able to g out into public and feel normal.Lady Nora Claremont has had her share of hard knocks in her young life Married and widowed, the disinherited Nora now lives her life as a renowned courtesan, but she is not all she seems When Nora meets the baffling Pierce, she is not only confounded by his demeanor, but she isthan curious about who he is Nora has consigned herself to a life which includes freedom, but also one of loneliness Her attraction to Pierce is not only a distraction, but one which could lead toheartache if she isn t careful Nora is a conundrum that Pierce would like to solve, but he also has secrets that if are revealed, could have him back at Bedlam.THE MADNESS OF LORD WESTFALL by Mia Marlowe is the second in The Order Of The M.U.S.E series and sadly I did not red the first before I began this one I did however go back and grab the first one because THE MADNESS OF LORD WESTFALL was an intriguing and well written book I had no idea when I began this that it was a paranormal Regency, but I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the story thoroughly The characters are interesting and engaging The story, fast paced and fascinating I am looking forward to the next installment and now have Ms Marlowe on my auto buy list


  6. Tracy Emro Tracy Emro says:

    5 starsI loved this book I wasn t overly thrilled about a courtesan as the heroine, but as I got to know and understand Nora, theI liked and respected her And Pierce As much as I love a rake, given the choice I will pick the socially awkward hero first every time I loved him Seriously Loved him I can t really give too many details of the book without going spoilerish, so suffice it to say, the book is great It is well written, flows nicely, has evil villains, heart wrenching momen 5 starsI loved this book I wasn t overly thrilled about a courtesan as the heroine, but as I got to know and understand Nora, theI liked and respected her And Pierce As much as I love a rake, given the choice I will pick the socially awkward hero first every time I loved him Seriously Loved him I can t really give too many details of the book without going spoilerish, so suffice it to say, the book is great It is well written, flows nicely, has evil villains, heart wrenching moments, steamy love scenes and an ending that will make your heart stutter and weep for joy Read the book


  7. Tin Tin says:

    I really enjoyed the first book in Mia Marlowe s Order of the Muse series, and I ve been waiting for the second book to come out When it did, I was able to muster a bit of willpower and waited for the third book to come out, because, I knew that, after reading Pierce s book, I would want to read the third book IMMEDIATELY and, that s exactly what happened.In terms of superpowers , many would think Pierce Langdon, Lord Westfall, has a really great one his ability allows him to hear people s I really enjoyed the first book in Mia Marlowe s Order of the Muse series, and I ve been waiting for the second book to come out When it did, I was able to muster a bit of willpower and waited for the third book to come out, because, I knew that, after reading Pierce s book, I would want to read the third book IMMEDIATELY and, that s exactly what happened.In terms of superpowers , many would think Pierce Langdon, Lord Westfall, has a really great one his ability allows him to hear people s deepest darkest thoughts I could think of a million ways that Pierce could use his talent to take advantage of people, but, in reality, Pierce sees what he has as a great burden, and he s had to train with the Duke of Camden in order to build a wall to block out the invasion of other people s thoughts.Pierce is such a great character he spent most of his formative and adult years locked away in Bedlam, and, before that, he lived in the countryside, so he hasn t really had any real experience of the outside world Ever since he was liberated from Bedlam by the Duke of Camden, Pierce has worked with MUSE within the safe confines of their house headquarters But now Pierce is needed in the field, to locate an object with psychical powers, that the Duke suspects will be used against the Prince Regent It s a rare, and unwanted, moment for Pierce, who is happy to live away from people but, he knows he owes the Duke his life, and so he risks succumbing to madness and ventures out to help MUSE with its latest mission.Pierce finds himself inside the mind of Lady Nora Claremont, a famed courtesan.This is where it gets very interesting, because Pierce has had no previous knowledge of Nora, he sees and accepts her without any prejudice or regard for the past For Nora, this is a godsend for the first time in her life, someone is seeing her beyond her youthful mistakes and her tarnished reputation At the same time, Nora, while a member of the aristocracy, but has long been exiled from it, had never heard of Pierce, or of his life Maybe it s a strange choice of words to describe a madman and a courtesan, but there s a heartbreaking innocence to their encounter It is a clean slate for both our hero and heroine, and a chance for them to show the other their real identity Have I offended you in some way, sir If not, it wasn t for lack of trying Something about him made her uncomfortable She d be just as happy if this man left Albemarle s party He wasn t the jovial sort Benedick Albemarle usually cultivated at his routs No, you ve given me no cause for offense Though I suspect the world has offended youthan once, he said I am sorry for it You deserve a full measure of respect That took her aback While she was arguably the most sought after high flyer in London, no one had ever cared if they offended her loc 204 215It s innocent meets jaded, as Pierce disarms Nora with his earnestness Nora has never met anyone like Pierce, who genuinely appreciates her and talking to her Most men of her acquaintance only want one thing from her It s a challenge for Pierce not to listen to Nora s thoughts again, this is a testament to Pierce s heart he could easily just read her mind and become her ideal person But he would rather try on his own, without the use of his powers I loved imagining the delight in a new beginning, a fresh start, for both of them In Pierce s case, it was a revelation to him that he could be with someone, and that someone could love and accept him madness and all It is rare in historical romances for the hero to be the one to discover love for the first time, but that is the case with Pierce and it is a breathtaking moment Nora looked up, aware that most men loved to catch a woman in this state She was wearing half dress, her hair unbound, her expression appropriately dewy eyed and hopeful after supposedly letting Byron s lush verses surge over her Hullo, Westfall, she said Your book is upside down Oh She laid it aside as quickly as if it were a viper But you looked lovely pretending to read it I assume that was the point, so, well done loc 1076 to 1086But things were never easy for Pierce or Nora, who have had to fight to survive up to this point, so it comes as no surprise that their own relationship would prove to be a seemingly insurmountable struggle Nora is in an arrangement with Lord Albemarle, and Pierce is investigating him The weakest part of the story is the psychical object, which is Fides Pulvis, which allows the user to control whoever consumes the powder Trust Powder One pinch and whoever takes it from me will believe whatever I tell them is gospel Damned handy thing in the right hands loc 545The plan is to slip some in the Prince Regent s drink, and then control his decision regarding the , which would, therefore, extend the armed conflict between France and England Part of me wasn t convinced that the truth powder was a game changer, if it was ever used on the King Maybe it s a lack of explanation or history backstory on the powder but, it just felt, harmless to me But, it does create a very complex test of love and loyalty for the characters in the story Nora loves Pierce and wants to help him, but she understands Lord Albemarle s situation and why he has the Fides Pulvis It s a crisis of priorities and sides, and it falls on Pierce to make the correct judgments he is in an intimate position to know Nora s thoughts, but does he have to share these discoveries with the Duke of Camden Is his love for Nora greater than the needs of his country But the Sensory Extraordinaires believed that it would change the tides of history, and they all put themselves on the line in order to locate it Mia Marlowe uses Pierce s story to develop Meg Anthony s story a bit She s a finder and little else is known of her Marlowe delves a little bit deeper into her history and explains her abilities a little bitYes, when I finished Pierce s book, I immediately started reading Meg s book What I love about this series is this while the stories have a touch of paranormal in them, Marlowe uses it as a vehicle to highlight the very, very human needs and wants of the Sensory Extraordinaires Lord Stanstead needed to feel hope, Lord Westfall needed to feel wanted and accepted, the Duke of Camden needs closure, and Vesta needs the Duke s love


  8. Under the Covers Book Blog Under the Covers Book Blog says:

    I don t get to read too many books that have a supernatural theme like X Men, so when I found this historical romance series last year I was extremely excited to say the least However, the first book was just ok and didn t leave me rushing to pick up the next one I m thankful for Romanceopoly that made me pick this one up This fulfilled the Mystery Challenge 2 for reading a book with a courtesan heroine.Let me backtrack some The hero of this story can hear people s thoughts, but I don t get to read too many books that have a supernatural theme like X Men, so when I found this historical romance series last year I was extremely excited to say the least However, the first book was just ok and didn t leave me rushing to pick up the next one I m thankful for Romanceopoly that made me pick this one up This fulfilled the Mystery Challenge 2 for reading a book with a courtesan heroine.Let me backtrack some The hero of this story can hear people s thoughts, but he s not fully in control of his abilities He s a new recruit at the Order of the M.U.S.E and they are trying to teach him how to harness that power and protect himself from the onslaught of mental chatter But now is time for him to use that skill on a mission to uncover a plot of kill the King From all the thoughts he picks up at a party, one person seems to have the knowledge he s seeking The beautiful and mysterious courtesan who has also captured his heart.This book was definitely a step up from the first one The romance plot and the spy and intrigue stuff was woven in really well throughout the story At the same time each character had a lot of depth and I cared for both individually as much as I wanted them to end up happily together They are both strong and resilient in their own ways and I loved that strength and sacrifice they showed, both in their past and now to fight for their relationship.THE MADNESS OF LORD WESTFALL was both fun and captivating, wrapped up in a cloud of mystery and a dash of danger I am excited to read the next book but also a bit sad that there isn tin this series after that Reviewed by Francesca Don t want to miss any of our posts Subscribe to our blog by email


  9. Ermione Pickwick Ermione Pickwick says:

    Incidentally, what a beautiful cover I will start saying I might have conflicting feelings towards romances with supernatural traits, I must admit I m not the biggest appreciator of those I normally approach myself to them with a bit of involuntary distance if not even scepticism.Preamble enunciated, I have to say I liked this novel it s very much catching, engaging and thrilling I liked the characters they are all charming and I want to know what happens to all of them, I m interested in Incidentally, what a beautiful cover I will start saying I might have conflicting feelings towards romances with supernatural traits, I must admit I m not the biggest appreciator of those I normally approach myself to them with a bit of involuntary distance if not even scepticism.Preamble enunciated, I have to say I liked this novel it s very much catching, engaging and thrilling I liked the characters they are all charming and I want to know what happens to all of them, I m interested in each of their own stories and I m looking forward to their happy endings especially the Duke of Camden and Vesta s one, which hopefully is going to be accomplished in the same novel.The protagonists, Pierce and Honora, are very suited, I liked them together, their attraction is strong and I loved their first meeting, how it s described, how the inner emotions are portrayed I think, throughout the whole romance, the author did a great job in dealing with the transliteration in written words of Lord Westfall s gift Pierce has the capacity to read minds and I believe that organising it so to be enjoyable, interesting and not burdensome for the reader is quite the hard work In a romance, clearly, there are always the necessary hero and heroine s introspective parts, aside from dialogues, and in not few novels I found those parts to be slightly tiring, making the reading difficult and not particularly engaging The Madness of Lord Westfall is not one of them.The part of the plot related to the M.U.S.E which is a sort of secret organisation, leaded by the Duke of Camden, that gather together people with supernatural capacities to employ those peculiar qualities in favour of the common good something like the The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is honestly very interesting, I was really sort of fascinated by it, it s very fast paced and entertaining.So why didn t I giveto The Madness of Lord Westfall Simply because I did t adore how the love story has been developed.As already said, I really liked the protagonists, so my doubts are not strictly related to them as individuals, and I ve also found them to be very sweet together, over I understand that Pierce s capacity cut down the timing normally needed to know if the feeling for the heroine is love or just affection, however I thought his realisation comes too soon in the story Unfortunately this small aspect didn t permit me to develop that feeling of deep love which I look for in a romance.However this is athan good romance, and I m sure it is a must for those who like a twist of supernatural in a romance For sure I m going to read the rest of the series I received an Advanced Reader Copy ARC of this book on courtesy of NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC in exchange for an honest review, thank you for the opportunity FOR MORE REVIEWS VISIT IL PROFUMO DELLE PERGAMENE


  10. Iza Brekilien Iza Brekilien says:

    Reviewed for This ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Such an entertaining read It has everything you can desire a secret society, love, mystery, psychic abilities, blackmail, a magic powder, evil doctors, adventure, a trip to the madhouse This was my very first book by Mia Marlowe but it won t be my last, I now need to read the previous book.Oh, by the way, this is the second book of the series, but it didn t impair my re Reviewed for This ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Such an entertaining read It has everything you can desire a secret society, love, mystery, psychic abilities, blackmail, a magic powder, evil doctors, adventure, a trip to the madhouse This was my very first book by Mia Marlowe but it won t be my last, I now need to read the previous book.Oh, by the way, this is the second book of the series, but it didn t impair my reading.You want me to talk about the book someOK, I feel magnanimous, so let s start with the characters.Westfall since he fell from a tree when he was a young boy, he s the universal receiver of everything rattling around in the head of others Quite a cacophony He was locked away in Bedlam by his uncle who hopes to inherit his estate and only came out of it when he was recruted by the Order He has a hard time learning to control his gift He loves gardening plants don t think Yet, he s willing to risk everything for the woman he loves I enjoyed that he smiles a lot around Nora or when he wants to pass as a complete madman.Nora is a young widow who has been rejected by her family after she ran off with a man who died at war Her only means of survival was to become a courtesan It allows her to pick her clients and to be emotionally safe, in control Under her protection shield, Nora is a brave, tender, compassionate, likable woman.Around them is a whole set of secondary characters of different social origins that compose the Order There is also Lord Albermalrle, Nora s patron and a closeted homosexual.I guess each of the members will have their book and I m eager to readabout them As a conclusion a very entertaining read, with strong women characters I always appreciate that , suspense, romance and a glimpse at such subjects as madness, the condition of women, homosexuality and how these were considered during the Regency period.Highly recommended


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